STUMPS: Middlesex 18/3 (15 ov, trail by 218 - 1st inns) v Somerset AC Voges 4* (25) DJ Malan 9* (23)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/25/2017 4:31:38 PM
Tres looks like he is praying at 2nd slip, on his knees
by Lawrence Payne9/25/2017 4:31:35 PM
Crane was running though sides in 1st Grade out in Australia which is a good standard, a few England players early in their careers have struggled to get that high up the rungs. Maybe it is because of T20 Cricket and bowlers needing to be able to get the ball to go both ways and the crack down on bendy arm off spin but there seems to be quite a few leggys around at the moment
by nickcricket9/25/2017 4:29:59 PM
Roelof on for a twirl
by Will Colwell9/25/2017 4:29:29 PM
Middlesex would be 4 down if they had referrals in CC
by Lawrence Payne9/25/2017 4:29:25 PM
good knock from Sam
by Will Colwell9/25/2017 4:28:49 PM
INDIVIDUAL 50: SM Curran 51* (106) Surrey 192/8 (71.4 ov, lost the toss) v Lancashire
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/25/2017 4:27:57 PM
and Rashid should have been in test side not Crane, as you said could have played for Hants then
by Lawrence Payne9/25/2017 4:27:37 PM
Fair point about the first three games and last week but him his limited amount of playing time is not all down to Hampshire
by IanPearce1009/25/2017 4:26:32 PM
played more game for his Aussie side in last 12 months
by Lawrence Payne9/25/2017 4:25:53 PM
Crane clearly has a bit about him otherwise he wouldn't have been picked as an overseas for the Shield in the winter, however completely agree that he shouldn't be in the test team right now. Leave that spot open for someone doing the business week in week out. If only we had someone like that.
by Matt Richardson9/25/2017 4:25:41 PM
Ian is right though, he was on 12th man England duty for that game, so 'not picked' isn't accurate
by Will Colwell9/25/2017 4:24:52 PM
Hampshire did not pick him start season or last game
by Lawrence Payne9/25/2017 4:24:23 PM
That is basically the extent of the argument.
by StaggerBreaths9/25/2017 4:23:38 PM
@WillColwell There wasn't a game for him to be picked in between the 0/61 and 3/27 unless you were talking about the tests. He would have played more but he was carrying drinks for England
by IanPearce1009/25/2017 4:23:33 PM
How long till Voges edges one of those from Leach? Seems like he's beating the bat every ball.
by ARRGpocalypse9/25/2017 4:23:26 PM
Shane Warne says so.
by StaggerBreaths9/25/2017 4:23:23 PM
honestly I think he's at a pretty good position for a legspinner of his age. Just absolutely no rush for him to be anywhere near the England side
by Will Colwell9/25/2017 4:23:21 PM
I feel like I'm missing something when people say that Mason Crane should be picked for England.
by baptrimble9/25/2017 4:23:00 PM
Mr Crane needs change of home venue, somewhere with someone who might bowl him
WICKET: Surrey 184/8 (70.4 ov, lost the toss) v Lancashire GJ Batty c Parkinson b Parry 0 (7) Partnership: 1 (1.2 ov) SD Parry 12.4-0-42-2 SM Curran 46* (103)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/25/2017 4:21:27 PM
Oh dear Glamorgan, you were doing so well
by Will Colwell9/25/2017 4:21:06 PM
WICKET: Glamorgan 0/1 (2.2 ov, trail by 302 - 1st inns) v Kent NJ Selman c †Billings b Milne 0 (8) Partnership: 0 (2.2 ov) AF Milne 1.2-1-0-1 CR Brown 0* (6)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/25/2017 4:20:31 PM
TEAM 200: Sussex 200/5 (58.5 ov) v Notts MGK Burgess 58* (81) DMW Rawlins 34* (90)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/25/2017 4:20:14 PM
Mason Crane in FC cricket since his T20i debut: 1/161, 0/61 NOT PICKED 3/27, 1/96 0/18 NOT PICKED Average: 72.60
by Will Colwell9/25/2017 4:19:54 PM
STUMPS: Worcestershire 90/3 (26 ov, won the toss) v Durham JM Clarke 46* (46) GH Rhodes 5* (14)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/25/2017 4:18:02 PM
This is the ECB we are talking about, they punished a team for having a crossbow fired at them
by Joe Tompkins9/25/2017 4:17:54 PM
Well done Karl, with Ben Coad and Matt Fisher we have some hope at least with bowling
by Lawrence Payne9/25/2017 4:17:19 PM
WICKET: Essex 227 all out (71.2 ov) v Yorkshire JA Porter c Patterson b Carver 6 (33) Partnership: 5 (2.0 ov) K Carver 4.2-1-10-2 SJ Cook 0* (4)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/25/2017 4:15:51 PM
Agreed - if the ball is jumping all over the place and breaking fingers then yep, dangerous pitch. You can't just punish a team for having better spinners.
by Matt Richardson9/25/2017 4:15:38 PM
Somerset to be batting again before stumps? :P
by ARRGpocalypse9/25/2017 4:14:35 PM
dangerous pitch hurts both sides, this one just Middlesex
by Lawrence Payne9/25/2017 4:14:34 PM
WICKET: Surrey 183/7 (69.2 ov, lost the toss) v Lancashire R Clarke lbw b Mahmood 7 (37) Partnership: 17 (11.1 ov) S Mahmood 15.2-4-33-4 SM Curran 45* (102)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/25/2017 4:14:17 PM
Thing is, I understand points deductions when a pitch is dangerous, ball leaping about everywhere, but this represents no threat to anything but pride here
by Joe Williams9/25/2017 4:13:36 PM
George Dobell at Somerset (236) v Middlesex (5-3)
If I tell you that people are looking up Middlesex’s lowest total against Somerset…. It’s 52, by the way. In Bath in 1952.
by George.Dobell9/25/2017 4:13:09 PM
STUMPS: Derbyshire 104/2 (26 ov, lost the toss) v Gloucs WL Madsen 24* (39) AL Hughes 10* (24)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/25/2017 4:12:53 PM
Voges beaten outside off stump then has massive swipe and misses
by Lawrence Payne9/25/2017 4:12:39 PM
Acrimonious from who?
by Joe Williams9/25/2017 4:12:22 PM
Just me who genuinely doesn't see a problem with teams preparing pitches to play to their strengths? Surely if it's a variable you're in control of - and the pitch is legal and not unsafe - there shouldn't be a problem.
by Matt Richardson9/25/2017 4:12:21 PM
Middlesex to throw the game so Somerset get points deducted for a poor pitch?
by baptrimble9/25/2017 4:12:13 PM
Hmm. Obviously I want to win but I feel that this could get acrimonious.